The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0)

The Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0 (EQ-i 2.0) and the EQ-360 were developed to assess the Bar-On model of emotional-social intelligence. The EQ-i 2.0 is a self-report measure designed to measure a number of constructs related to EI. The EQ 360 assessment provides a more in-depth analysis by having those who work with the person being assesed provide information as well. When observer ratings are compared with the results of an EQ-i 2.0 self-report a more detailed profile emerges. Both assessments measure emotional intelligence (EI) using one total score, five composite scores and 15 specific subcale scores. Item level results are also presented.

CREIO Statement

Many tests that promise to measure emotional intelligence have appeared in recent years.  Some of these tests seem promising, but many have not been empirically evaluated.  As a service to our visitors, we have reviewed many of these tests and selected those for which there is a substantial body of research (at least five published journal articles or book chapters that provide empirical data based on the test).  However, inclusion of a test on this web site does not constitute an endorsement of that test by CREIO.

Basic Information

Ages: 18 and Older
Administration: Self Report and Mulit-rater versions available
Qualification Level: B
Additional Information

- Click here to visit the MHS website
- Click here to visit Dr. Bar-On's website for additional information

EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 Composite Scales and Subscales


Emotional Self Awareness


Interpersonal Relationships
Social Responsibility

Decision Making:

Problem Solving
Reality Testing
Impulse Control


Emotional Expression

Stress Management:

Stress Tolerance


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